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Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
could experience a severe shock. that is if leaders in washington can't come up with a budget deal. scares of automatic spending cuts and tax increases could take effect january 1st. democrats moved by president obama and congressional republicans signaled they are willing to compromise on changing tax rates and spending reductions but the negotiations are moving very, very slowly. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the president is sending his top two negotiators to talk with lawmakers today about possible spending cuts. he's also getting ready to take his fiscal cliff message on the road. he'll try to convince the american people the best way to avoid the fiscal cliff is to extend the bush era tax cuts for the middle class. >> it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> reporter: president obama is putting pressure on congressional republicans and he's enlisting middle class americans in getting the gop to take action on taxes. >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress li
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00pm PST
washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future. >> president obama accepts another term and once again promises america change. good afternoon, i'm frank mallicoat. as the president wins another four years in the white house, wall street is reacting not in a good way either. the dow is tanking today. jason brooks with kcbs and cbsmoneywatch.com joins us now and is it all politics or is business at play as well, jason? >> reporter: we have a number of issues sinking the stock market today. it's one of the worst days for the market in 2012. there are election issues at play, as well. we have sectors that are under pressure from regulatory concerns, namely financial, also energy. but then i have healthcare sector doing well since romney won't be able to invalidate obamacare. there is the looming fiscal crisis and the partisanship that's prevailing up until this election, worries that congress and the white house won't be able to solve that looming fiscal crisis. but another big issue really sinking the market today is europe. we have a downgrade from the european union on growt
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Nov 16, 2012 7:00am PST
washington. so is former cia director david petraeus, meeting with members of congress this morning. >> he has agreed to answer questions about the attacks that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya and margaret brennan is at the u.s. capitol where closed door hearings are happening at an undisclosed underground location. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: david petraeus told intelligence committee members that the cia knew the assault on the u.s. mission in benghazi was a terrorist attack within the first 24 hours. he says the cia shared that information with the white house, the state department and other agencies. intell committee member congressman peter king told reporters following the hearing that this is a different story than what petraeus told the same committee just two days after the attack when it was described as a result of mob violence. >> general petraeus' testimony today was that from the start he had told us that this was a terrorist attack, that there were terrorists involved it was thought. i told him i had a very different recollection of that. the clearer official st
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Nov 23, 2012 4:00am PST
statement contradicts morsi's who helped broker that cease-fire. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest this morning. good morning. >> reporter: talking about jihad being obligatory for muslims, an example of the conflicting messages that regularly come out of the brotherhood but for now the 24 hour cooling off period has passed and this uneasy peace is holding. two border crossings between gaza and egypt are open again. palestinians forced to remain in gaza when the fighting broke out can return to jobs and families abroad. travel restrictions into israel are also expected to ease. this man says thank god for the first time we have victory and we make the rules. but the israelis are also claiming victory. following the deadly eight day conflict with hamas. hamas promised it would stop firing rockets into israel, saving israel from having to launch a ground war. one israeli commander warns, though, his troops will be ready if needed. >> gaza will be a quiet place. if the terrorist organizations re-operate from gaza the future is war. >> reporter: president obama stood by isra
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Nov 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
. washington is also splitting tonight over the issue that is going to affect your taxes in just 34 days. that is the so-called fiscal cliff: automatic tax increases and federal budget cuts that will be imposed unless president obama and congress can make a deal on budget reform. not even everyone in the president's own party is with him on this and nancy cordes is on capitol hill for us tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, a rift has opened up between the white house and liberal democrats over what should be on the table in these talks. some democrats even say they're willing to let all the bush tax cuts expire, at least temporarily, even if they don't get the deal they want. senator patti murray of washington state is one of them. she says negotiations should focus far more on raising tax revenue than cutting spending. republicans are calling democrats like you "thelma and louise" democrats because you've expressed a willingness to go off the fiscal cliff. >> i'm willing to take a very tough stand and say to those on the other side that we are not going to accept an unfair deal tha
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Nov 14, 2012 7:00am PST
glass of wine inside her brother's washington, d.c. home. sources say in her e-mail to allen, broadwell warned that kelley was a seductress. she sent similar warning to other officers at central command located near kelley's home. as for those e-mails between allen and kelley, pentagon and fbi officials described them as potentially inappropriate and fli flirtatious. another official says they were more than just innocent exchanges, noting the pentagon's inspector general is involved for a reason. kelley was seen inside her home tuesday in plain view of the media circus outside. she was watching coverage of the scandal on tv. over the weekend, she made calls to 911 to complain about the journalists. >> hi. this is jill kelley. i have a guy who is in my backyard and he's not leaving. if you could send somebody out. >> reporter: both kelley and allen deny having an affair or any physical relationship. still the e-mails could cost allen his career if the inspector general determines those exchanges violated the uniform code of military justice. top officials from both the fbi an
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Nov 28, 2012 7:00am PST
. >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we're in washington where lawmakers have just 34 days left to reach a deal before the a potentiaff deadline. that ning funded by cbs confidence is slowly starting to fade away and major is with us >>> major garret is with us in the studio. what's happening? >> americans might say, look, it feels like time is running out. they would be correct. nal republicwhite house and ote mostional republicans say they'll devote most if not all of this week, and things are slowing down and we're looking at a potential fiscal cliff stalemate. >> desmight republicans to put higher tax revenue from the wealthy on the table, democrats are scoffing. he they talked happy talk about are skofg.t we only have a auple of weeks to get something ouple of we have to get away from the happy talk and start talking aout specific things. dent obama hasbama has no new witht talks scheduled with congressional leaders but will cong phila suburban philadelphia aiday to press for an immediate bushto extend bush era tax cuts for m ers.blicans call that agningless electioneering. >>
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Nov 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
>> pelley: tonight, can they fix washington now? the politicians who brought us gridlock are reelected. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> pelley: reports from nancy cordes, dean reynolds and anthony mason. a countdown begins to automatic tax increases and huge budget cuts. wyatt andrews on the fiscal cliff. a nor'easter bears down on shores ravaged by sandy. ben tracy is there. we'll have the forecast. >> i don't know if we can mentally handle another storm. >> pelley: and one secret to the president's success was the changing face of america. anna werner on the new voters who helped push him over the top. captioning sponsored by cbs >> this is the cbs evening news with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a spend one-hour edition. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack obam
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Nov 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
enough to remember when you were a lawyer here in washington, and one of my best friends was your law partner in that old law firm. how did you get into this? i mean, what-- >> i had been writing since i was a kid. i was trying to sell short stories to the "new yorker" when i was 14 and realized if i changed my name to j.d. salinger my odds would be considerably improved. i spent 10 years writing short stories, that's what i really love to do. and i liked to read short stories in high school and college but i had no success doing that. i had a family early on, and it was something i kept doing. i went into screen play writing for a while and got an agent in hollywood which is almost impossible because most agents in hollywood i met don't know there is a state called virginia. they don't think anything exists owz of california. and i started writing my first novel "absolute power," and that kind of changed my life. i thought it would be the novel that would get the attention of an agent, and it was the big break i needed. >> schieffer: that later became a movie. >> it did become a movi
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Nov 11, 2012 8:30am PST
enough, washington was rocked by the scandal involving c.i.a. chief david petraeus. we'll get the latest on petraeus and the chances of compromise on the financial argument from republican senator lindsey graham. we'll get insight on the pretty thinking from his top strategist, david axelrod. then we'll go to our all-star panel of analysts. peggy noonan of the ""wall street journal"." david gergen of harvard university. dee dee myers of "vanity fair." and our own john dickerson. election 2012 is in the bookes, but the story is just beginning. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigned, saying he had exercised bad judgment and had an affair. cbs news and sev
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Nov 16, 2012 4:00am PST
or threat to national security. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. general petraeus may be asked about this extramarital affair but the focus today is on benghazi. petraeus went to libya after the killings and these leaders believe he has specific information no one else can offer. former cia director david petraeus is headed to capitol hill this morning to talk about the attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. congressional leaders say he has a unique insight into the attack. >> director petraeus went to tripoli, he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved. >> reporter: house senate intelligence members spent thursday interviewing officials. they were shown a video taken from surveillance cameras at the consulate and from drones flying overhead. >> it begins from when the incident, before the incident started and it goes through the incident. and the exodus. >> reporter: as thorough as thursday's briefing was, members still have a lot of questions. >> we'll continue to get those answers. >> reporter: the
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Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
thank you. >>> we now go to margaret brennan in washington where she is learning more about the united states' role in the cease fire deal. >> good morning to you charlie, and to gayle. u.s. and israeli officials say u.s. president obama sealed the deal with benjamin netanyahu but hillary clinton delivered the cease fire by showing up the primary contact between the administration and netanyahu. over a decade they speak frequently. clinton was the first administration official to meet egypt's president, mohamed morsi, after his historic election. and now by elevating him to peace broker the u.s. is supporting a young islamist president who has struggled to consolidate control of his own country. >> did the u.s. have to make any deals or concessions to make this happen? >> peace comes with a price. morsi's help here is going to get egypt around $450 million in emergency cash. congress may release those funds in the coming weeks, according to administration source. house appropriations committee froze that money in september after the president had already pledged it. the white house is
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00am PST
that extramarital fair with. tara mergener has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it becomings more complicated by the day, the latest development threatening the career of one o of the biggest names in the u.s. military. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head o of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned it over to the department of nefs investigator -- defense investigators. it centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. that woman who sparked the investigation that led to petreaus' resignation from the head of the cia. >> my sister is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: she first went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. they were allegedly linked to paula broadwell. she was having an affair with petreaus and reportedly believed kelley was a romantic rival for his att
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Nov 18, 2012 5:00pm PST
willing to compromise. >> schieffer: what has gone wrong? when i came to washington, people compromised. now it's a dirty word? when did that happen? >> well, you know, it's a good question. it happened, unfortunately, story rapidly, and somehow people think compromising is capitulating on your principles. far from it. you have to talk with people whom you disagree. i thought how best i contribute my 34 years of experience and voice on the outside so that we don't return to this kind of dysfunction ever again, especially at this moment in time for our history. but the essence of public service is solving problems, and we've lost that central purpose. and we have to return to it. and hopefully, we have some starters here with the fiscal cliff decisions, that we can have confidence-building measures in the final analysis. because there's a sense of urgency. so hopefully the concillation of words will turn into urgency of action. >> schieffer: are you optimistic at all about them find something way to get past this fiscal cliff? >> um, i think they will. you know, i think on th
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Nov 18, 2012 8:30am PST
. for analysis we'll bring in the "washington post's" david ignatius. tom ricks, august of can the gen. and our own bob orr and margaret brennan. and we'll have a farewell interview with maine's republican senator olympia snowe, who's leaving the senate because she no longer felt it was a place she could get anything done. it's been a wild week, but we'll try to put it in perspective on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. we want to get right to the story in the middle east. , israel continuing to amass troops on the period with gaza. three israelis are dead, more than 50 wounded by rocket fire. the airstrikes go on. the question now, will the israelis send their ground troops into gaza? we're going first this morning to alan pizzey who is in tel aviv. allen. >> reporter: good morning, bob. overnight the israelis continued to pound positions in gaza. they've expand their operation away from just purely military targets into the hamas infrastructure. interestingly over
CBS
Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
president and his family arrived back in washington. the white house is their official home for four more years. >> i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: the president won't have a lot of time to savor his victory. the most pressuring issue on the plate is the fiscal cliff, the mix of huge cuts and automatic tax increases and it's set to go in to effect in about 7 weeks. >> you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> reporter: economists have warned the fiscal cliff can plunge the country in to another recession. today the president has been calling congressional leaders. at least for now, he and john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation in washington. >> we're not as divided as our politics suggested. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we're greater than the thumb of our individual ambation. >> reporter: today speaker boehner started open negotiations with the president. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. it matters where it comes from and what type of reform comes with it. if there's a mandate in yester
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
ready to bring new energy and ideas to washington. >> the 113th congress is the youngest most inexperienced congress and so i don't see that as a liability. i see it as an opportunity to build new partnerships and relationships. >> stark has been representing california's 13th district for nearly 4 decades. but he was running this year in the newly redrawn 15th district. >>> it was a true lesson in sociology and politics for a group of students at san jose state university. their class project turned into the city raising its minimum wage. earlier this year, the students gathered enough support to put measure d on the ballot. and last night voters passed it with 59% of the vote. that will raise the minimum wage from 8 to $10 an hour. >> it will make a difference in my life, you know. i'll have more money for me to help myself with the rent or other bills. >> my price pretty low like around $5 for breakfast, probably i up the price maybe like 40 to 50 cents. >> workers in san jose can expect to get their raises early next year. >>> and for complete coverage of campaign 2012, he
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Nov 21, 2012 4:00am PST
absolutely no hope of hillary clinton helping to resolve this conflict. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. thank you so much. as we reported egypt is expected to play a key role in brokering a truce and trying to maintain it. clarissa ward reports from caro this morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> we were expecting some type of announcement last night regarding a cease-fire. what happened? >> reporter: that's the million dollar question. everyone here in egypt was expecting for president morsi to make an announcement last night. they schedule ad time 9:00 p.m. local. the english language newspaper here has the headline as israel and gaza agree on a cease-fire. that's the level of confidence here that people felt that there was going to be a cease-fire agreement. now trying to determine why that agreement never happened is very difficult. obviously people on each side have different opinions. one official with the freedom and justice party which is the political wing of the muslim brotherhood told us the israelis requested to postpone the agreement for another day and she told u
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Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
, thank you very much. general allen flew to washington to prepare for his nato confirmation hearing, but now that that's on hold he'll be returning to afghanistan. his command was always set to end in february. the man nominated to replace him is general joseph dunford, assistant commandant of the marine corps. dunford has served 22 months in iraq, he was nominated by president obama october 10. part of his mission would be to help get u.s. forces out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. that vacancy at the c.i.a. is one of many openings in the obama administration. the secretaries of state, treasury, and defense would all like to leave. so what who's coming in? nancy cordes is at the white house for us tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, white house officials told me today that u.n. ambassador susan rice is the front-winner to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state despite some strong opposition from some republicans. the 47-year-old u.n. ambassador is a close confidante of president obama, a former rhodes scholar who served as an assistant secretary of state under president c
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Nov 16, 2012 4:30am PST
plea in court today. darnell and tanya washington are accused of killing 55-year- old susie ko on october 5 and stealing her car. their hearing is this afternoon in richmond. >>> and 49ers head coach jim harbaugh is not letting a heart issue slow him down. he is expected back at the team facility today. harbaugh went to stanford hospital and had a minor procedure yesterday to deal with an irregular heartbeat. >>> it is 4:37 now. israel has offered to suspend its offensive in the gaza strip today if the prime minister of egypt pays a brief visit to that region. however, the fighting between the israelis and the palestinians has been escalating there. dozens of missiles exploded in the gaza city early this morning. they are targeting more than 100 sites that israel says hamas used to fire rockets at israel. each side says the other is the oppressor. >> we don't want war but there are people all the time shooting israel. >> palestinian health officials say the recent attacks have killed at least 19 people in gaza. israeli officials say three of their people have died. >>> former cia
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Nov 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
demonstrators are calling for morsi to step down. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> one person is dead six others injured after a violent rollover crash on highway 101 this morning. as cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington shows us, an suv filled with six family members slammed right into the back of a chp cruiser. >> when we come to a scene like this it's a tragedy that it's a family that has lost a loved one and just giving thanks yesterday for everything that we have. >> reporter: a san bruno family in a deadly car crash just one day after thanksgiving. it happened just before 7:00 in the northbound lanes approaching oregon expressway and embarcadero. an officer pulled on the shoulder to assist a driver changing his tire. the officer was attempting to pull in front of the disabled vehicle when he was struck from behind by a packed suv filled with the family of six. >> patrol car was completely on the right-hand shoulder. fortunately the officer was in the vehicle with his seatbelt on. >> reporter: he suffered minor injuries. the lexus suv lost control. it flipped, lost a t
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Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
since his own nation by grabbing extra power. joining us from our washington bureau now is a middle east program director for the international crisis group, an organization dedicated to heading off deadly conflicts around the world. good morning. >> good morning. >> where do you see this headed at this point? >> i think it's anyone's guess. what you really have is a very politicized judiciary on the one hand which is trying to null all the decisions that the elected president has taken and on the other hand the president is trying to push back and ignore the powers of the judiciary. the tiebreaker may be the street. as we saw the street itself is very deeply divided. >> this starts with morsi being applauded as a peacemaker one minute and next minute he's making a power grab in his own country. do you think this is what he had planned all along? >> i mean who knows. the one-two punch, the timing of it, the day after he gets all this international applause, particularly from the u.s., the day after that he does something at home which is to say at least is controversial would sugges
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Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm PST
wife socially. there is no evidence of involvement between kelly and petraeus. in washington, randall pinkston, cbs 5. >>> his name is synonymous with anti-virus software. and now john mcafee's name is wanted following a murder. he is wanted for questioning in the shooting dow jones of his 52-year-old name. the victim and mcafee had a apparently long-running feud. >> they had a relationship and sort of a history of quarreling, which without knowing the facts it seems to be why they would want to talk to him. >> now this isn't mcafee's first scrape with authorities -- scrape with authorities. he moved there in 2008 and was arrest from what he called bogus charged in 2009. he was also arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing. >>> four people are under arrest in menlo park. police responded to one of the homes at meddero avenue at about 4:30 this morning. they found two high capacity assault rifles, a 9mm handgun and ten ounces of marijuana. no one was hit by the gunfire but four people between the ages of 19 and 28 have been arrested. they are suspected of being part of a street gang.
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Nov 9, 2012 4:00am PST
washington. there is a new sense of urgency to avert a looming fiscal crisis. it's the so-called fiscal cliff a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts scheduled to kick in next year. both democrats and republicans are talking compromise but we have heard this all before. and in the just released report from the nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts dire consequences unless it's resolved. this mornings stocks in asia dipped on concern over the crisis. tokyo's nikkei and hong kong hang seng were down 1% and wall street investors are selling. the dow jones industrials were down 434 points the last two days. today president obama in his first post-election comment will address the nation's fiscal problems. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on all of this. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. you know, not everyone believes that the consequences of going over this fiscal cliff are going to be so severe. people are talking about a global financial crisis, another u.s. credit downgrade. those who do say there absolutely has to be a compromise. shortly a
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00am PST
was 139 miles per hour at the top of mt. washington in new hampshire. hundreds of miles to the north. the storm has killed more than 100 people across the eastern united states. that's in addition to at least 69 people killd earlier in the caribbean. at sandy's worst, 8.5 million homes and businesses were left without electric power. more than 20,000 airline flights were canceled because of sandy. cost estimates for the storm range between 30 and 50 billion dollars making it the second most expensive in u.s. history. after katrina. as for the cost of the storm in terms of human misery and suffering, numbers fail. coming up, the hands of time. this country was built by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making real things... for real. ...that make
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Nov 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
legalize marijuana in colorado and washington state. as carpter evans explains, it's complicated. and the sound of music. john bentley visits the only school teaching afghan students about their musical heritage. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> brennan: good evening. i'm margaret brennan. there is no cease-fire as yet between israel and hamas militants in gaza, though diplomatic efforts are under way. here's the latest-- israel says it's launched nearly 200 airstrikes against more than 800 targets. gaza officials say today's strikes killed 12 people, including eight militants. all told, 42 palestinians and three israeli civilians have been killed in four days of fighting. allen pizzey is in tel aviv tonight. >> reporter: only hours after it was set up, this antimissile battery in tel aviv interpreted a long-range rocket aimed at the hate of israel's commercial capital. five such batteries, called iron dome, have been keploid and three more are being rushed into production. in an expansion of the air war against hamas, the israelis struck the office of th
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Nov 7, 2012 4:00am PST
washington, i've never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. moving forward, the president says he'll work across party lines to focus on a number of issues including the economy, tax reform, and immigration policy. >> the next big thing. bigad shaban in chicago. thank you so much. meanwhile exit polls found a divide among race and generations. the president's share of white voters shrunk from 2008. with more, here is anthony mason. >> here are three key groups that helped put the president over the top. the first was women. he won women 55% to 43%. that's about the same margin he won them by in 2008. he also won hispanics 69% to 29%. that's an improvement over how he did four years ago and they're a larger part of the electorate now. they were 10% this time around. four years ago, they were just 9%. finally he won young voters 50% to 36%. not as good as he did four years ago, but still an overwhelming victory among young voters. and when they left the polls, voters told us a majority 54% said they actually appro
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
morning." i'm charlie rose in new york. norah o'donnell is in washington. as you wake up in the west, the extent of superstorm sandy's damage is becoming cloe ining c more alarming. blamed for 75 deaths in 10 states and 4.6 million homes and businesses still have no electricity. >> in new york city, many subway and xhouter trains are now running. drivers are seeing huge traffic jams going into manhattan. they also face severe gas shortages throughout the new york metro area. hundreds of thousands of people along the new jersey shore this morning are facing months, even years of rebuilding. jeff glor is in atlantic city, where president obama saw the power of sandy for himself. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. 14 people dead in new jersey right now. there is concern that number might rise as more homes are sear searched. on wednesday, president obama walked along new jersey's battered coastline, side by side with governor chris christie. both offering encouragement to sandy's survivors. >> we are here for you. and we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure that
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Nov 20, 2012 7:00am PST
middle east to try to stop a ground war in gaza. >>> new signs of progress in washington as both parties feel pressure over the approaching fiscal cliff. >>> dramatic video renews the debate overuse of tasers. a woman goes into cardiac arrest after being shocked by police. we'll hear from her. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener" your world in 90 seconds. >>> another morning has brought a new round of rocket fire from israel and hamas. the conflict now in its seventh day. >> secretary of state clinton heads to the middle east to defuse the gaza crisis. >>> officials have been saying that some kind of a truce agreement may be imminent. secretary of state clinton will be meeting with benjamin netanyahu. >> thousands of u.s. marines are on the move. u.s. navy warships are heading closer to israel. >>> deadly storm now is crow ating a soggy mess in the pacific northwest. >> even by seattle standards, a lot of rain. already 7" and still counting. >>> cops now say the deadly explosion that blew up several homes in indianapolis may have been intentional. >> homi
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Nov 14, 2012 5:00am PST
the highest officers of the united states will be on capitol hill. susan mcginnis is in washington where lawmakers will be asking questions. the hearing is moving to capitol hill today where the scandal will take place. house intelligence leaders want to talk to acting cia director morrell to find out who knew what and when. >>> reporter: the sex scandal that brought down former cia director petraeus moves to capitol hill today. house intelligence leaders will ask fbi deputy director sean joyce and acting cia director michael morrell about the events that led to david petraeus's rester nation as head of the spy's significance. he left when news of his affair with paula broadwell became public. >> did you have any undercasion -- >> reporter: tampa socialite jill kelley received threatening e-mails linked to broadwell. kelley is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at moshe 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelly which some labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any con
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Nov 25, 2012 6:00am PST
. some kid thought it was george washington. >> reporter: that's funny. because of the hair? >> i don't know. reporter: on the big day with papa smurf leading the way, companion bobbed through the streets of new york while kawz snapped photos like a proud father. at his little guy all grown up. >> awesome. it will a part one to top for a little while. >> reporter: it certainly will. osgood: coming up. (gunshot). the shot heard round the world., (dallas theme music). >> osgood: it happened this week, the passing of the tvville and audiences around the world loved to hate for we learned of the death of larry hagman, the star of the cbs hit drama "dallas." >> i use ewing oil money to support you. >> reporter: as wheeler-dealer oil man j.r. ewing, hagman ruled over the southfork ranch and the tv ratings for 13 years beginning in the spring of 1978. >> tramp. name of the game is huge. you're destroying everything that daddy spent his life. >> reporter: episode after episode the duplicitous j.r. schemed and double-crossed his way to the top. until in the cliff-hanger season finale in the spri
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Nov 23, 2012 6:00pm PST
and washington. that big ridge of high pressure that we have enjoyed the past couple of days not moving. the storm track will stay to the north. we get sunshine mainly sunny skies and highs in the 70s coming up on saturday and sunday. with that storm track it's only a matter of time before this high pressure moves and low pressure coming down from the gulf of alaska will shove the storm track into northern california. that transition will be next wednesday. so it's a while off. it's about four or five days off. once it happens, we are going to get wet and wet quickly. so enjoy the sunshine while we have it and you will have it coming up tomorrow. >>> downtown san francisco so many great opposite is there to enjoy for your holiday shopping. 7 degrees above average. san jose 71. and livermore 71 degrees tomorrow. fairfield 71. napa 71. san rafael 69 degrees. 70 oakland. redwood city and mountain view. sunday nice mainly sunny skies, sunday any monday. cloudier on tuesday. that's a sign that things are changing. by wednesday, it's going to be raining for a while. enjoy the sunshine.
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00am PST
washington, i have never been more hopeful about our future. >> reporter: president obama returns to the white house this afternoon. >> reporter: moving forked the president promised to work across party lines to focus on a number of issues including the economy, tax reform and immigration policies, moving forward. reporting live in chicago, i'm bigad shaban. back to you. >> thank you. electoral votes in the blue states went to president obama. the red states are mitt romney's. sticking out like a sore thumb once again is florida where the vote is still too close to call. the president has a 46,000 lead in florida. the president has 303-206 edge. 270 electoral votes were needed to win. >>> cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman is joining us now. i know you got an early wake-up call. you worked until midnight? >> yup. >> crazy. >> we're grad to have you. >> are you surprised this kind of played out the pundits thought? >> it played out the way i thought. i don't know about everyone else. i thought last night we would have a sense. electoral map, the popular vote map remained to be seen and ev
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
neverland. so much for a week of work here in washington to avert what's called the fiscal cliff. treasury secretary tim geithner gave house republicans new ideas on resolving the fiscal cliff. and left with their anger ringing throughout the capitol. >> no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. i've got to tell you, i'm disappointed. >> reporter: here are the big white house numbers. for $4 trillion deficit reduction in ten years, $1.6 trillion comes from households earning more than $250,000 a year. $400 billion in entitlement cuts in program like medicare and medicaid and $50 billion in new spending next year for inf infrastructu infrastructure. there's another idea. a permanent cease fire on raising the debt ceiling now $16 trillion that would allow it to rise automatically. republicans use the debt ceiling last year to extract spending cuts and they don't want to give up that leverage. >> there's a lot of things i've wanted in my life but almost all of them had a price tag attached to them. and if we're
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Nov 21, 2012 5:30pm PST
washington field office of the f.b.i. has been investigating the possible misuse of campaign funds, according to federal sources, who say discussions about a possible plea deal began in just the past few weeks. today, for the first time, jackson acknowledged that investigation. a plea deal does not appear to be imminent, jeff. late today, jackson's lawyers put out a written statement in which they said, "we hope to negotiate a fair resolution of the matter, but the process could take several months." >> glor: chip reid, thank you. congress and the president have just 40 days to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. when the ball drops on new year's eve, tax hikes and severe spending cuts will kick in automatically unless a deal is reached. wyatt andrews spoke with two men who say they know how it should be done, if only washington would listen. >> reporter: two years ago, the fiscal commission chaired by democrat erskine bowles and former republican senator alan simpson proposed every basic element of the fiscal cliff solution being discussed now. their plan was a mixture of higher ta
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Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
talks will resume on key issues like the israeli blockade. susan mcginnis starts us off in washington this morning. good morning to you. happy thanksgiving. >> reporter: good morning. happy thanksgiving. this is a very tenuous cease-fire. deep mistrusts remain on both sides. it feels like both sides have their finger on the trigger. residents are gathering their belongings and heading home. many took refuge in a united nations shelter while israel and the militant group hamas spent eight days in a bloody conflict. under the cease-fire agreement hamas promises to stop firing rockets. israel says it will end air strikes and will ease border restrictions that have stifled gaza's economy for years. after a deal was reached the residents poured into the streets of gaza, cheers and celebratory gunshots replaced the sounds of gunfire. in tel aviv most israelis were happy to hear the news. >> i would like to believe that no fighting is always more good than fighting. >> reporter: egypt's new islamist government was the driving force behind the negotiations to end the conflict with diplomatic
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm PST
plans to the democratic caucus tomorrow. it is her lack of answers that has sparked the washington guessing game. campaign strategists say pelosi is powerful and backed by her own party and she alone will decide her fate. >> most politicians don't ever get to make the choice of whether they want to stay or not stay. she can actually make that decision and it is ultimately a very personal and private decision. >> reporter: it may be a tough one. she was first elected into congress 25 years ago, sworn in with her family at her side. that was the beginning of her rise. in 2002, she had her first leadership position as the minority whip. a year later, she took the top spot as a minority leader. by 2007, she made history as the first woman to hold the position as speaker of the house, a role she held until her party lost the majority in the 2010 election. since then, she has been the minority leader. if she steps down, this could be a massive loss for her party. >> she's been one of the great democratic leaders of a generation. >> she is a fighter. she'll be a fighter every moment of he
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Nov 4, 2012 7:00pm PST
filibuster, a tactic older than this frank capra movie from the 1930s. >> half of official washington is here to see democracy's finest show, the filibuster, the right to talk your head off. >> kroft: by holding forth on the senate floor for days on end, the minority can delay or block bills that have support of the majority. >> great principles don't get lost once they come to light. they're right here. >> bayh: a lot of us have seen "mr. smith goes to washington." and jimmy stewart's standing up, getting haggard, all night in the filibuster to stop some terrible bill. that doesn't happen anymore. senator's got to pick up the phone and say, "you know what? i'm going to filibuster this thing." well, that's enough to stop it. he doesn't have to go to the floor and speak all night. there's no physical discomfort involved. so the... it doesn't really require a whole lot of sacrifice on the part of the individual member to bring the whole thing to a stop. >> kroft: under today's rules, any one of the senate's 100 members can stymie legislation or judicial and executive appointments by simply
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Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
still unresolved this morning and the same is true in washington. 33at's where we begin this morning. >> fiscal cliff deadline, president obama sends his treasury secretary to capitol hill to negotiate with congre congressional leaders. major garret is at the white house. good morning. >> charlie and norah, even as negotiations intensify, campaigning continues at the white house. president obama is adamant about protecting existing income tax rates for middle income earners and raising them on the wealthy. for the president the politics of this is very simple. he he ran on that issue and against republican obstructionism and won. if republicans don't relent on his issue, other fiscal cliff matters won't be discussed in the president's campaign to end the stalemate will continue. -election pond time since winning re-election, president obama welcomed the applause of hand-picked supporters and wa his calls tolicans not to ignore is calls to protect middle class households. >> it's time for us to work on >> reportel agreed to, which is allow eep middle class tax cuts for >> tax cuts for
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Nov 18, 2012 7:00pm PST
there is. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.org. let's keep medicare... and social security strong for generations to come. >> logan: we're about to take you behind the scenes of a three-year investigation that took down the most powerful drug trafficking organization in law enforcement history. bigger than both the cali and the medellin cartels combined, more powerful than the infamous pablo escobar, this was a colombian cocaine empire with a reach so vast and profits so great it became known as "the super cartel." sworn to secrecy until now, our "60 minutes" team was given unprecedented access to the investigation as it was unfolding. colombian national police worked alongside agents from ice, the u.s. immigration and customs enforcement agency, whose job, among other things, is to prevent contraba
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Nov 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
staff at george washington carver elementary school saw the desktop computers were missing this morning when they got to work. the computers were not insured. so the school is looking for donations so they can buy replacements. >>> nurses are on strike at ten bay area hospitals. the key issues include staffing levels and whether nurses can have paid sick leave. the walkout is planned for two days at 8 sutter hospitals and for today only at two hospitals in san jose run by another company. replacement nurses have been brought in to make up the difference. >>> the port of oakland could be re-opening in an hour or so. that's if both sides of the labor dispute can come to terms in a meeting brokered by oakland's mayor. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington tells us the strikers say they achieved their goal of disrupting port operations. [ chanting ] >> reporter: two picket lines in oakland, one at the port, the other at oakland international airport. more than 200 workers with the local service employees international union are on a 24- hour strike upset that court executives want to cut their p
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Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
three more have been rushed into production anthony. >>> thanks allen. joining us from our washington bureau is a man that knows the middle east and the military situation there very well the former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, retired air force general richard myers. good morning, general. >> good morning, anthony and rebecca. >> a general as you just heard allen say if anything things seem to be escalating. . so far limited to air strikes but clearly the israelis are preparing for the ground war. what are the implications if it reaches that? >> i think we're in a stage with what's going on right now between israel and gaza that where diplomacy could get behind and if diplomacy gets behind i think escalation is the natural outcome. it is good to hear that the president is involved, good to hear that egypt wants to play the role of mediator here and we'll see how that plays out over the days because it is a lot hotter as your correspondent said there in gaza it is a lot hotter when you're on the ground there. >> and a lot more technologically sophisticated than the last time
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Nov 3, 2012 1:35am PDT
. washington in trouble and they get out of it. how about a touchdown grab by austin jenkins. zack mainered goes down with any injury. they fall david letterman is coming up next. what are you doing this weekend? how about a little gangham style. you wonder what happens in between these stories? >> we just looked at the video. we had never ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Nov 14, 2012 4:30am PST
soon as he is confirmed. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> general dunford was named as allen's replacement before news of the scandal came to light. >>> another u.s. general is in hot water. general william kip ward is accused of lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. he has been retired and will retire as 3 stars instead of 4 star general. he will have to pay the government $187,000. >>> 4:40. black friday creep. how target employees are trying to save thanksgiving. >> a major recall involving the world's largest auto maker. what could be wrong with nearly 3 million toyotas ? >> it was quite a sight in australia. why the solar eclipse was so rare. coming your way. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, total solar eclipse. one happened y >>> it is one of the most exciting astrological events of all a total solar eclipse and one happened yesterday but a far, far piece away from here am a small strip of land in australia was the only place seen in person. moon blocked out the sun for about two minutes. the last total eclipse visible in australia was a decade ago and this won't happen again on
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Nov 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
overnight lows. here's the deal. this is really interesting to washington it's beautiful. it's an area of low pressure the tail end of it here right there sideswipes the northwestern section of the state of california. you can see it right there. that's why we're going to be wet again tonight. this translates into snow into the highest elevations of the tahoe area. but watch our futurecast. bam, right there, it places that cold front stretched right across the central bay about 8:00 tonight. and then there's that low i was alluding to with more scattered showers for sunday morning. the bul of the day will be dry. rainfall amounts another quarter inch throughout the san francisco area. higher amounts north of the golden gate bridge. perhaps a third of an inch of rain in downtown san jose. this means snow in the high sierra. winter weather advisory in effect until 10:00 tomorrow morning. and then it moves on over to a snow-rain mix by monday. tomorrow's temperatures 50s and 60s everywhere, flat winds out of the south at 5. 61 degrees in concord. 62 degrees in santa rosa. here is your sev
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Nov 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
reportedly billed taxpayers for his upgraded $560 a night hotel stay in washington, d.c. the night after his official itinerary had him flying home. and in 2009 he was seemingly in two places at once, attending a state conference in sacramento and charging taxpayers $95 for a working staff meeting at a downtown san jose restaurant. >> at the end of the day it's like a train wreck and it's time to get off the rails so he doesn't cause more pain. >> reporter: at at last week's board of supervisors meeting george shirakawa said he would have a lot more to say on this subject. apparently today wasn't the day. he did not return our phone calls. len ramirez, cbs 5. >>> cell phones and steeples. the deal some bay area churches are majoring with cell phone companies to try to make some extra money. >> holiday gifts snatched from your front porch. the programs offered to help you prevent delivery theft. >> then a 4.0 college student pac-10 athlete of the year in the fight of her life battling stage 4 lung cancer. >> you're always trying to guard your child from it. but lung cancer is not somethin
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Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
after this election. >> jeff: john dickerson from washington, john, thank you. >> now the latest on sandy. six days after a superstorm devastated parts of the northeast, the recovery and frustration continues. at least 111 people are known dead. nearly 2 million homes and businesses remain without power. that is down from a peak of over 8 million. most of them in new jersey and new york. there is still a scramble for gas and housing as temperatures drop. ben tracy in new jersey begins our coverage. >> reporter: along the coast in rumson, new jersey, an old-fashioned iron hand pump is the only way to get gasoline out of its underground tank. the gas is fueling generators in a town largely without electricity. >> anything can power my house, feed my family, hot water and take hot showers, the basics like a hundred years ago. >> reporter: at stations with power gas is being rationed. only drivers with even numbered licence plates could fill up today. for pam maida and her 11-year-old daughter samantha this is day seven without electricity. they don't want to go to this nearby shelter w
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Nov 9, 2012 4:30am PST
biden and many others in washington are expressing confidence that it can be avoided. >> we're determined not to go over the cliff. i think better heads will prevail. >> nonpartisan congressional budget office predicts the "fiscal cliff" would send the unemployment rate skyrocketing above 9% next year. >>> those types of concerns are showing up in the world market this morning. major asian and european markets are down today following two rough days for the dow, nasdaq and s&p 500 here at home. u.s. futures are also down this morning. investors also are concerned about europe's debt crisis. >>> new rules could mean shorter lines at gas stations in new york. police are at gas stations today to enforce a new fuel rationing plan. it lets people fill up their cars every other day depending on the last number on their license plates. new york mayor michael bloomberg says the move is designed to ease the fuel crunch and shortages could last a few more weeks. >> i don't like it. i don't think it's going to be for long. soon it's going to have gas for everybody. i don't think it's goin
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Nov 22, 2012 1:35am PST
mount vernon, george washington's estate. after that, a tranquil requirement. hanging out with the rest of the animals on the farm. >>> go ahead. stuff yourself this thanksgiving! [ laughing ] >> not with those turkeys, though. kim says it's okay, really. >> apparently it's the latest way to lose weight. you can even eat candy. but not just any kind. no, no. >> reporter: the more we get, the more we get. but that can have consequences. >> obesity, diabetes. >> cholesterol problems. >> reporter: now a seismic shift. eat more, lots more, and lose weight. >> really? >> really! it's called volume-metrics. >> could volume portions be better than trying to limit your portion size? >> reporter: the idea, eat till your full. >> but you can't supersize with just any kind of food. you want to pile up on foods that are low cal and packed with water. vegetables carry a multitude of nutrients and in addition to that, fiber. >> reporter: registered dietician joanne says there's science to it. don't skip salad or soup as a first course. >> you want the food to be about 150 calories before the mea
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
change to washington. >> he is saying's he is the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin. we know what change looks like. >> yeah! [ applause and cheers ] >> and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> reporter: president obama then jetted to las vegas to deliver his closing argument in another key battleground state. >> it's more than just a choice between two candidates. it's more than just a choice between two parties. you're going to be making a choice between two fundamentally different visions of america. >> reporter: the president will be in eight different states before the weekend is over. for both white house candidates, it's now an all-out sprint to election day. mitt romney concentrated on virginia thursday. he toned down his speeches after sandy hit but was on the attack again at hey rally in the richmond suburbs. >> this is an election where i think we're not going to just shape the country for four years but for a generation. >> reporter: romney returned to another criticism of the president at a window and door factory in roanoke. >> they are making
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